Academic Area: Food Science, Human Nutrition, Culinary Arts
Have you ever wanted to learn the secret to the perfect chocolate chip cookie? Join us in the kitchen to explore the decadent world of baking! You'll learn the basics of baking and get hands-on experience in the kitchen. Each day you'll practice new skills by whipping up a delicious recipe. Bake warm, gooey brownies to demystify common baking terms like “sift” and “fold.” Moving on to magnificent muffins, you will learn the importance of ingredient selection for specific recipes and explore the art of making fluffy, delicious muffins and cupcakes from scratch! Make the perfect pretzel as you conquer the science of yeast and practice bread-making skills including kneading and shaping dough. What better way to end the week than to create delectable cookies. You will learn the nuances of fats in baked goods, including differences between butter, margarine, and shortening, as well as their appropriate applications in recipes. And the best part? You'll get to take home your homemade goodies…if they can last that long!